Sunday, 17 April 2016

Happy Flowers

Thank you for visiting today.

First I would like to give a warm welcome to my new follower Ghazala.  Perhaps you might like to drop in on her too.

Recently I went to a workshop where we made a card similar to the one I am sharing today.

 Unfortunately I was unable to buy the stamp set we used,  Paper Artsy (by Lin Brown) I think, as their order hadn't arrived.  So I stamped a few extras of the flower heads to bring home.

  As I hadn't  stamped the stems and leaves I drew some myself on scraps of white card, coloured them very roughly with distress inks and cut them out.

The flowers are also coloured with distress inks  and I put on the white dots with a white Sharpie  pen, which once well primed is a true white.

I tore up pieces from an old gardening book and some music craft paper for the background.  After sticking them down I rubbed over with Tea Dye distress ink and some Cut n Dry.

The strip of brown is old packaging and the button and raffia are from my stash.  I added a Wink of Stella clear to the central flower.

I'm taking my card over to enter into Pixies Snippet Playground - Week 225 and would also like to enter it into the Crafty Calendar Challenge for April - Anything Goes and
Brown Sugar Challenge blog #194

37 comments:

brenda said...

Lots of lovely earthy tones and textures on this pretty creation Barb and the raffia bow is a perfect finishing touch.

B x

Stamps and Paper said...

Love the colours of your card Barb and your 3d flowers....seeing your raffia I have some of this lurking in the back of my cupboard somewhere...

Anne

Aquarius said...

Fabulous gardening/floral card - I love the Paper Artsy stamps for their quirkiness, great background too.

JennyH said...

I love this card Barb, the flowers look great with the distress ink and white dots.
Now I need this flower stamp, time to go shopping : )

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

So, quirky, so rustic and so fabulous Barb! Have a lovely Sunday! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Jane Willis said...

Stunning! Your colouring on the flowers id fab, it looks so natural
Jane

Erika said...

Hi Barb, loving those flower stamps and the distressed theme of the card.
Shame they didn't have stock, I think you'd get lots of use out of this flowers.

Hugs Erika x

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Wow what a fab card Barb, Love the torn paper behind. Must try to remember that idea for the future.

crafty hugs Pen x

Carole said...

Wonderful creation Barb...what a great use of all your bits and pieces...you have a wonderful imagination....it has all come together so well.

Viv's Visuals said...

Love this Barb! Great use of all those oddments of card and the hand drawn stems and leaves are brilliant!

SARN said...

WOW Barb . . . this is a stunner. Absolutely LOVE everything about it.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

meg said...

You must be the Queen of recycling Barb an old book and packaging, fantastic. Beautiful card the flower heads are great against the background love it.

cuilliesocks said...

Barb this is wonderful, love the flowers and their colours and the interesting background, it's all quite beautiful, Kate x

GHAZALA said...

Thank you for welcoming me on your blog.lovely card great colour combination,the flowers are very pretty :) Happy Crafting

Karen Knott said...

Absolutely love your card Barb, those flowers are gorgeous and the stems and leaves you have drawn are perfect, they certainly look like they are part of the original stamp. Love the colours you have used too and all the texture.
Hugs, Kaz x

Cara said...

Those stamps are fabulous and love that you drew your own stems, you'd never know the difference. Cara x

rachel said...

this is so very beautiful Barb - I love it to bits barb! Big hugs rachel x

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow! Fabulous look for this card, so rustic but modern! Love your use of different old papers and the raffia!!

PJ said...

Wow.. you're a great artist. You did amazing with those leaves/stems. the whole card is spectacular as usual my dear ☺

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This rustic style card really appeals to me Barb, I love the flowers and your drawn stems match perfectly in their style. A great background too.
Lorraine

Carol L said...

What a great creation, and I love that you drew the stems yourself! That makes it even more of a hand-made card than usual!

Margaret said...

Great card Barb. I could never be as inventive as you with your stems and background just perfect.
hugs
Margaret M

MaryH said...

Love these pretty flowers, and clever to use the button for the center. You've done a lot of interesting things working with these extra flower heads, and everything you've done, just enhanced their beauty. Loved the self-drawn stems...these look great. Also love the tea-dye DI on the torn bits of the music & garden paper. That was inspired as was adding the white gel dots. Well done! This must have been a super class to enjoy. TFS & Hugs

aussie aNNie said...

A beautiful striking card with fabulous colours...great design.xx
 {aNNie}

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is fabulous and the flowers work so well with the background, which I love by the way. Wishing you a happy crafting week :) x

Di said...

LOVE this Barb - such a wonderfully co-ordinated card and the fact that you drew in the stems and leaves is amazing. You'd never know - great idea to use the gardening print as well!

Sorry I'm a bit late commenting - been busy sweeping up all the empty crisp packets and bottles in the Playground :)

Hugs

Di xx

Lisa Andersson said...

Oh, I must have missed this card yesterday. Great looking flowers, love the background and you´re so good at re-cycling, Barb. Lovely detail with the button as the center of the flower. Have a lovely day!
Hugs, Lisa

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Fun whimsical flowers!

Craftychris said...

Fabulous background for those fab funky flowers! xxx

Greta said...

At the moment, this is my favorite Barb card--absolutely love it! I'm totally in awe that you drew your own stems & leaves!

Janice said...

Gorgeous card Barb, and I would never have known the stems and leaves were hand drawn!
Janice x

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Stunning card Barb...Love the flowers and what a great papers....Joolsx

Alison C said...

Pretty flowers and a great idea to use a gardening book for the background. They look good together.

Karen D. said...

awesome card!

LesleyG said...

Wow, love all the distressing, how you used torn paper, and then drew your own stems and leaves?! Am in awe! Xxx

CornishKat said...

What a fabulous card, I love the colour scheme and the flowers look great against the book/music paper. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge,
Katrina x

Donna said...

I like the recycled look of this card, Barb. I do love torn paper edges :)